Puppy Training Classes & Dog Training Classes – SIRIUS Puppy & Dog Training

In-person classes are once again available in select San Francisco Bay Area locations! Spaces are limited and in high demand, so secure your spot as soon as possible. More classes and locations will be added as restrictions are lifted.

Virtual Puppy Kindergarten has been a tremendous success and will remain online only. Register here. We also will continue to offer Virtual Dog Training Classes for your convenience. See the complete schedule of online offerings.

Please note that we are a California-based company, and all classes are listed in Pacific Standard Time.

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Classes

Which Class SHOULD I Start With?

These age ranges apply to your pup's age on the first day of the class.
For more information, and to see available classes, click on any of the class names below.
Please note that we are a California-based company, and all classes are listed in Pacific Standard Time.

For dogs 8-12 weeks old:
Puppy Kindergarten (Online)
Entry-Level Class, only offered online. $160 for 4 Weekly Sessions of 50-minutes each. 2-6​ Students.

For dogs 12-18 weeks old:
Puppy Training I - Online or In-Person
Entry-Level Class.

For dogs 18 weeks old and up:
Adolescent & Adult Manners - Online or In-Person
Entry-Level Class.

For graduates of SIRIUS Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Training I or Adolescent & Adult Manners:
Advanced Adolescent & Adult Manners - Online or In-Person
 

Our Classes

Description Requirements

Puppy Kindergarten (Online)

Have a puppy? Start here! Learn how to handle the most urgent puppy training issues, including safe socialization with people, puppy biting, house training, and chewing - all of which should be addressed during your puppy's first three months of life.

More$160 for 4 weekly sessions (50-minutes each)

Age: On the start date of the class, pups must be between 8-12 weeks old.

This Live Online class will be conducted using Zoom and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device.

Puppy Training I (Online)

Start your pup off on their journey to become a well mannered dog! Puppy Training I provides early education, introduced in a fun and family friendly way.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks old.

There is no prerequisite for this class, however Puppy Kindergarten is strongly recommended as a starting point for puppies under 12 weeks of age. 

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, Basic Manners Foundations is the age-appropriate class.

Puppy Training I

Learn how to control your puppy off-leash. Teach come, sit, settle down, and shush on cue. Continue socializing your pup to people and other dogs and preventing common behavior and temperament problems such as puppy biting, jumping up, and pulling on leash.

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks old (i.e., 84-126 days).

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, Basic Household Manners is the age-appropriate class.

Vaccine: Proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 5 days prior to the start-date of class.

Puppy Training II (Online)

Refine the skills you learned in Puppy Training I and learn how to teach your young adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance. Prerequisite: Puppy Training I

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Basic Manners Foundations.

Puppy Training II

Refine the skills you learned in Puppy Training I and learn how to teach your young adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance. Prerequisite: Puppy Training I

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Adolescent & Adult Manners.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required.

Puppy Training III (Online)

Advanced class to perfect existing behaviors or learning challenging new skills! Prerequisite: Puppy Training II

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Puppies must have completed Puppy I and Puppy II.

Age: Under 18 months

Adolescent & Adult Manners (Online)

Our starter course where your pup will learn the foundation building block skills necessary for basic manners training and you’ll learn how to easily and clearly communicate with your dog in order to teach all sorts of behaviors in the future. This class is the prerequisite for most of our training courses.

More$200 for 5 weekly sessions (50-minutes each)

Entry level class, Basic Manners is a prerequisite for all other Single Topic Courses. For ages 18 weeks and up. For pups under 12 weeks, please see Puppy Kindergarten, for pups 12-18 weeks see Puppy Training I. Once you complete this course, move on to Basic Manners II: Redirecting Rowdy Behavior.

This Live Online class will be conducted using Zoom and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device.

Adolescent & Adult Manners

Skills taught include; watch me, no jumping (teach your dog not to jump up on people), stay from a sit or down, stand still, go to bed, leave it (how to ignore food and other distractions), Take it (how to take things such as food and toys, gently). This class is 5 sessions total, and each session meets approximately 45 minutes each week.

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

TemperamentDogs must be comfortable being around other dogs and people. Excited and playful is normal behavior; lunging and aggression towards others is better worked on with a private training session before enrolling in a group class. Excessive barking that cannot be curbed by the instructor may result in dismissal from class with a refund and referral for private training. If you have questions as to whether your dog would be benefit from this class, we'd be happy to discuss.

Age: 19 weeks or older

If your puppy is younger than 19 weeks old, please start with Puppy Training I.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

Advanced Adolescent & Adult Manners (Online)

Tame your wild beast! This course teaches your dog impulse control around food, toys, and greetings. Mat work teaches your pup to just chill out and relax in their place for extended periods of time while you cook, eat, entertain, or answer the door.

More$200 for 5 weekly sessions (50-minutes each)

For ages 15 weeks and up. Prerequisite - Puppy Training I, Adolescent & Adult Manners, Basic Manners Foundations, or Basic Household Manners, online or in-person.

This Live Online class will be conducted using Zoom and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device.

Advanced Adolescent & Adult Manners

Tame your wild beast! This course teaches your dog impulse control around food, toys, and greetings. Mat work teaches your pup to just chill out and relax in their place for extended periods of time while you cook, eat, entertain, or answer the door.

More250

For ages 15 weeks and up. Prerequisite - Puppy Training I, Adolescent & Adult Manners, Basic Manners Foundations, or Basic Household Manners, online or in-person.

TemperamentDogs must be comfortable being around other dogs and people. Excited and playful is normal behavior; lunging and aggression towards others is better worked on with a private training session before enrolling in a group class. Excessive barking that cannot be curbed by the instructor may result in dismissal from class with a refund and referral for private training. If you have questions as to whether your dog would be benefit from this class, we'd be happy to discuss.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

Carlie's Advanced Class (Online)

Invitation only class. Requires prior approval from Carlie.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Must be approved for class by Carlie.